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Keitele Group

Keitele Group

Family Business at Your Service

Keitele Group is a family run business founded in 1981. The company has grown into one of Finland’s largest mechanical wood processing companies. Keitele production units are located in Keitele in Eastern Finland, Alajärvi in Ostrobothnia, and Kemijärvi in Lapland. Mills are located in a good rawmaterial areas which allow us to procure logs close to mills and provide excellent products to our customers.

Keitele Group consists of three independent companies. Parent company Keitele Forest Oy is responsible for the log procurement, Keitele Timber Oy cuts the logs into sawn timber and Keitele Wood Products Oy is the further processing division of the group. The core business of Keitele Group is responsible and sustainable log procurement 100 % from Finnish forests and production of sawn timber and further processed items.

Sawn Timber of Pine and Spruce

Customer orientation is a key concept of our sawn timber process. In addition to our standard product range, we can produce customised sizes, lengths and moisture contents. The total production capacity of our three sawmills is over 1 million cbm annually. Approximately 70 % of the total production is pine and 30 % spruce.

In our modern sawmills the logs are sorted according to both the top diameter and quality of the log into different log classes aimed for different end products. We use x-ray sorting in the log sorting lines to ensure that each log is best suited for the product it will be used for.


Our state-of-art glulam factories in Keitele and Kemijärvi produce beams and posts of top quality for building industry. The raw material used comes from Keitele sawmills and the density, strength and accuracy in measure and shape is all world class. These top characteristics are required for example when building safe homes in the earthquake volatile areas in Japan. Keitele Wood Products Oy has been accredited with the JAS gluelam certificate. Both our glulam and planed products are sold under Aurorazai trademark.

Planed and Finger-jointed Structural Products

Keitele Group is one of the biggest producer of planed products in Finland. We are focusing on the production of structural timber and components for the building sector. With our three versatile planing lines we can machine the rough saw timber produced by our own sawmills to the finished sizes and profiles according to the customers’ specifications.

The finger-jointed structural products are straight and accurate in measure. The products are well suited for framework in building industry.

Keitele Group



72600 Keitele, Finland

Matti Kylävainio

CEO, Keitele Timber

+358 40 502 4717

Saku Pänkäläinen

Sales Director, Keitele Timber

+358 40 764 8503

Mikko Kylävainio

CEO, Keitele Wood Products

+358 40 707 5111

Jukka Turunen

Sales Director, planed

+358 40 588 5089

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